Oct 7, 2012 10:00am PDT
feature ofthe holiday is that we conclude theeading of the bible, the end of deuteronomy, and we begin again by reading from genesis. there's this wonderful ceremony where we kind of link the two like a wedding, a marriage of the two, and it's like the end of the scroll and the beginning the scroll are being wedded, and the teaching is that learning and torah is a continuous process. there really is no end. >>> finally, in this era of religion-related atrocities around the world, there's a long-running effort in the state of connecticut to clear the names of 11 people hanged there for witchcraft in the mid-17th century. a descendant of one of the executed women has discovered the formal indictment against her ancestor. the accusation was "familiarity with satan." >>> that's our program for now. i'm bob abernethy. join us next week for the start of our new miniseries "none of the above" on the fast-growing number of americans who say they have no formal religious affiliation. you can follow us on twitter and facebook and watch us anytime on smartphones. there's always much more on our w
Oct 8, 2012 10:00pm PDT
are his words. that's what he said. so, deuteronomy 22:22. if a man be found lying with a woman lying to a husband, then they shall both of them die. so the penalty for adultery is death. congressman broun, what are you waiting for? when are you going to introduce that bill that would get newt gingrich put to death. you said the bible, quote, teaches us how to run all of public policy and everything in society. so when are you going to start culling the adulterers. and why hasn't your party, the republican bible thumping party defended todd akin on legitimate rape. the bible says there is such a thing as legitimate rape. yes, it does. in deuteronomy, 23:23 through 26. if there be a damsel that is a virgin and a man find her in the city and lie with her. then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate. and the damsel because she cried not, being in the city and the man because he has humbled his neighbor's wife. so that shalt put away the evil from the midst of thee. but if the man find the damsel that is betrothed in the field, and the man force her and lie with her, then the man only
Oct 2, 2012 3:00am PDT
and it is all mistranslated from the original greek. deuteronomy is about male prost tuesday. you don't find anything about consensual relationships between same sex adults in the bible that you can use to justify homophobia. christianity is not cover for bigotry. you want to hate gay people, you're allowed to it. is a free country. don't claim you are being christian. jesus doesn't want you to judge sinners. he never said a damn thing about gay people. i can prove jesus had no problem with gay people as well but we'll do that later in the show maybe. the centurian story amazing all about jesus upsetting the apostles because he wasn't upset about certain kind of relationship that roman officers used to have when they would be on the road. it's good. it's comedy. vicky is calling from woodland hills, california. good morning. you're on the "bill press show." happy october 2nd to you. >> caller: thank you very much for the opportunity. one of the things that concerns me it appears to be an exercise -- everything that
Oct 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
. >> this is hard. >> reporter: and made a few wardrobe changes. >> deuteronomy 22 says the lord detests a woman who wears man's clothing so, to be on the safe side, you probably want to stick with flowing skirts like these. >> reporter: then there's motherhood. genesis says be fruitful and multiply. rachel doesn't have kids so she bought this little guy. >> the bottle doesn't work. the diaper doesn't work. >> reporter: from leviticus, rules for that time of the month. >> no touching any men, especially your husband. that means no hugs, no handshakes, no high fives and obviously you no sex. in fact, you may want to remove yourself from the household entirely. for my year of biblical womanhood, i camped out in a tent during my period. >> reporter: finally, some stranger deed. there is a verse in proverbs that says it is better to live on the corner of a roof than to share a house with a contentious woman. i made a swearing jar of sorts. each time i caught myself in a habit of contention, i had to put a penny in the jar. and each penny represented one minute i had to spend on my rooftop doing penance.